Cape honeysuckle (Tecoma capensis)

Fallen Tecoma flowers create a bright red carpet at Rouse Hill House and Farm

Fallen Tecoma flowers create a bright red carpet under the arbour at Rouse Hill House and Farm. Photo Steven Halliday © Sydney Living Museums

The Cape honeysuckle (Tecoma capensis) is currently in its magnificent full bloom at Rouse Hill House & Farm. This erect scrambling evergreen shrub has been widely planted on the property, in particularly along the arbour path. A native of South Africa, this hardy plant was widely used in ornamental garden situations and also provided dense stock hedging. Though be warned this exotic can become invasive along coastal areas if uncontrolled.
the brightly coloured red Tecoma capensis in bloom at Rouse Hill House and Farm.
The gardens are very thankful after the recent rainfall. View from the recently restored Bath House. Photo Steven Halliday © Sydney Living Museums
Close up of the Tecoma capensis bloom after rain at Rouse Hill House and Farm
Close up image of the blooms of Tecoma capensis after recent rain. Photo Steven Halliday © Sydney Living Museums
Tecoma capensis in full bloom with the Rouse Hill Summer House in the back ground
Vista towards the Summer House with the Tecoma capensis either side of the pathway. Photo Steven Halliday © Sydney Living Museums
Currently in full bloom is the Tecoma capensis at Rouse Hill House and Farm
The Tecoma in full bloom growing over the arbour walk down the hill from the main house. Photo Steven Halliday © Sydney Living Museums

About the author

Photograph of a man standing beside a garden shed

Steve Halliday

Horticulturist

Steven is one of the horticulturists who takes care of Sydney Living Museums’ green spaces and gardens.